Designer Inspired Dupes

This summer, bracelet handbags are all the craze. Ever since Chloe introduced their Nile bracelet bags, a lot of brands have been bringing out their own version. The bracelet bag pairs so well with any summer outfit, whether it's a bold romper, or simple and casual outfit.

The Chloe Nile Small Bracelet Bag retails for $1,690 and it's honestly a hefty price for a small cross body bag. Luckily, I'm here to bring you 2 inspired bags that are definitely worth the price.

The first inspired bag is from Amazon at $105. It's eligible for Amazon Prime - so you can get it even faster. I love this dupe because it has the same bracelet feature and it's also made of genuine leather, with a detachable cross body strap. Amazon also have the Nile Minaudiere (The half-moon) inspired bag for $30.99 (This one is not leather).

The inside is very simple, it has a slip pocket, and one big, open space. From the sizes given, I find that it's a very similar match to the Chloe Nile Small size. The stitching and glazing were also done very nicely, I didn't find any loose stitches or any parts of the bag un-glazed. The hardware is more of a bronze color than gold, but it does have a nice weight to it and feels well made.

The only downside I found are the indentations. When my bag came in the mail, it was in a thin dust bag, covered in a plastic bag. I've tried several things, but the indentations haven't come out yet. At least it's on the back, and no one would really see it!

My next find is the Henri Bendel Marquis Micro Tote. This little baby is currently on sale for $91.20, and if you're an ebates member, you can get 4% cash back too.

This bracelet bag, although small, can be used for night outs or a dinner date. It's the perfect variation of a little black bag.

The inside a lot simpler than the other bag from Amazon. It just has one big open space, and best of all....a detachable chain cross body strap.

I find that I prefer the Henri Bendel bag. I just find that it's daintier and since it's a black bag, it matches basically everything. The leather on this bag is also smoother and softer, and the hardware does weigh a little more.

All in all, both bags are great if you want to try the style out and not have to spend $1,690. Both have great features depending on what you're looking for, and can match any outfits. Check out how I styled these 2 bags below. For more style inspiration, follow my Instagram :)